Rafik Hariri University, located in the beautiful Mechref village of Damour city, is a leading university in Lebanon. Since its establishment in September 1999, RHU has preserved the legacy of the man behind the institution in providing quality higher education that pushes boundaries beyond what seems possible.
Rafik Hariri University, whose aim is to provide affordable, high quality education and to supply knowledgeable and competent graduates to meet Lebanese and regional job market demands, became a reality and opened its doors for the first time on September 15, 1999, with the College of Business Administration, according to Presidential Decree 1947. It opened with a student population of 75. After its Colleges of Engineering and Science and Information Systems were established, RHU was granted university status on June 19, 2006, by Decree Number 17192.
More than 100 faculty members from different nationalities with broad academic and industrial experience.
Nearly 2,200 alumni, mainly in Lebanon and other countries including KSA, UAE, Qatar, Canada, USA, Kuwait, Germany, UK, France, Oman, and Australia.
Colleges, Departments and Programs
RHU is made up of four colleges that offer courses and awards academic degrees, both graduate and undergraduate. Each college comprises two or three different departments which offer more than twenty accredited programs including the Freshman Arts and Science.
Real Estate Holdings
54,000 m2 including nine buildings. Seven buildings are used for educational purposes, one for the administration, and one for faculty and student residences.